What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure. It is performed using a small cannula (or tube) about the size of the tip of a pen that is inserted under the skin. This procedure is used to kill fat cells and contour the body simultaneously.
The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula, causing them to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. New collagen is produced resulting in tissue tightening and improvement in overall contour of treated area.
Smartlipo Treatment Areas
SmartLipo Triplex is ideal for treating stubborn areas of fat throughout the body. The most common areas of treatment include the:
- Inner and outer thighs and knees.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Smartlipo?
Smartlipo laser liposuction is a generally safe and effective procedure for most patients. Patients who are unhappy with stubborn pockets of fat on their body make for ideal candidates for this procedure. Ideally, patients who are in good health, maintain a healthy weight, and do not smoke make for the best candidates. It is important that patients plan to exercise and eat well after treatment to maintain results of the procedure.
Benefits of Laser Liposuction
Smartlipo, also known as laser liposuction, is a great solution for people who are sick and tired of areas of fat that won’t seem to go away. Smartlipo benefits include:
- Skin tightening
- Body contouring while removing fat
- Fast recovery time
- Removal of unwanted fat
If you’ve been working out and eating right but cannot seem to get rid of those pesky pockets of fat, you might want to consider Smartlipo. Fresno’s own Kathleen L. Behr, MD offers laser liposuction as a fat reduction solution to her patients.
How long does a SmartLipo treatment take?
On average, the Smartlipo procedure will take 1.5-2 hours. This depends on the number of treatment areas and the size of the areas. Once treatment is complete, Dr. Behr will send you home with everything you need to heal from your treatment. We recommend that our patients take a day or two of downtime before returning to normal activities. If you have any questions about your recovery, be sure to ask your Fresno medical professional during your consultations.
Smartlipo Before and After Photos
Laser Liposuction recovery
Most patients are ready to return to their daily activities 4-5 days following the procedure. Patients may have to wear some post-surgical garments and bandages to aid in the healing process for one to two weeks.
Generally, the skin returns to normal within 3 – 6 months following SmartLipo. Infection at the incision sites is the only serious risk with SmartLipo. However, with careful monitoring and follow-up care, most patients reach a complete recovery with minimal complications.
Will I Have a Scar After Smartlipo?
The incision site will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. We will evaluate your skin type and provide you information on how you can help make scars appear less visible.
SmartLipo can create a high definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines in women and abdominal muscles in men (six pack abs) and skin tightening. This treatment can permanently removes fat cells from the body. However, it is important for patients to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. SmartLipo should be a jump start to a healthier lifestyle and overall approach to your well-being.
How many SmartLipo treatments will I need?
Typically, patients only require one treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continuous improvement over 4 to 6 months. Patients may wear a compression garment for 4-7 days after treatment, depending on the body area.